Umlazi township is one of the most populated urban African settlements in Durban.it has a rich history predating the arrival of Colonial forces in the territory now called Natal. It is said to have gotten its name from the king of the Zulu state: Shaka. Whilst most histories ans discriptions of this area have been done by outsiders talking to distant audiences, the Durbansing research has helped to uncover and re-center memories held by thothose who call uMlazi; Home.
This is part of the Raw Footage compiled by Umlazi youth organisation: http://youthumlazi.wordpress.com/
, in the South Durban, covering many sections and household profiles.
Incudes mainly collected interwviews following standard D/S questionnaire format i.e. biography, family tree, and memories about area, what has changed? What would you change? Dreams for future of area/self, popular saying/proverb, favorite song and any other comments (see D/s questionnaire on www.durbansings.wordpress.com )â¦
Mix languages mainly Zulu/English.
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Related parts of the DURBAN SINGS audio archive can be accessed via the switchboard blog http://www.durbansings.wordpress.com and directly via the local editorial teams: